There were times when people used to spend their time in creative activities, but today whenever we are idle and feel bored, we just pick up our smartphone or tablet and start playing games or enter in the fake world of social media. Computers and other such devices we given to us for making our life easier, but too much dependency on such devices has brought us to present alarming situation. Studies showed that when a group of people was given computers for solving a problem, they could not retain their problem solving skills even after a week, whereas people who were not given computer possessed those skills for months. In past days our brain used to do more work and was more active as it is now. We could remember a long list of phone numbers, date of births, and much more whereas, today we just save all theses in our mobiles and let our brain sleep a sound sleep.
If we go few years back we find kids playing games in parks and creating and inventing new things in their free time. But now most of us have said goodbye to the outdoor games which inculcated a sense of competition in us and made our mind and body healthier. Today when we hear the word game, all that comes to our mind is addictive games like Candy Crush and Temple Run. Studies have suggested that such games push people towards depression. Technology is not just ruining our physical fitness and health, it is also leaving adverse effects on our relationships. In past days people used to sit down together and have family conversation in free time. When kids went cranky parents used to have long talks with them or read stories to them but now whenever a kids starts crying we hand him our cellphone or tablet without thinking of the damage it could do to the kid’s eyes and mind. Not just kids, our spousal relationships are also going down the road because of technology. Some people like gaming freaks stay so busy with their tech gadgets that they hardly give any time to their partners which eventually leads to an unhappy relationship.
Man invented these technical gadgets so they can work as their slave but today this technology has enslaved our minds and bodies. Excessive use of technology has developed completely new kind of humans with unhealthy bodies and less active minds.